This is a very difficult book, and I'd like to echo the fact that the same argument is put much more clearly in ''the Abolition of Man''. I do find the whole Arthur and Merlin thing a rather disappointing way to end it, as it seems unnecessarily mythical, but it is an indication of how far this book, like the other two, is indeed driven more by ideas and theology than by character and plot.
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The book itself is Myth, by Lewis's standards.If you've read things such as Myth Became Fact and On Science Fiction, etc. you will realize that his goal is to write myth. Admittedly, the Authurian legend caught me by surprise, but it's inextricable from the story- it's thoroughly Lewis.
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